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Old-Fashioned Fudge Cake

1/4 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 egg white 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup 2% milk 1/2 cup boiling water FROSTING: 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup half-and-half cream 2 tablespoons butter … Continue reading

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Easy Cordon Bleu Casserole

6 slices whole wheat bread 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and sliced 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, thinly sliced 1/2 pound sliced fully cooked ham 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli spears, … Continue reading

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Cobb Salad Sandwiches

1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 4 croissants, split 4 lettuce leaves 1 medium tomato, sliced 4 cooked bacon strips, halved 4 slices deli ham 3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced Directions In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, horseradish … Continue reading

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Heavenly Filled Strawberries

1 pound fresh strawberries 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Grated chocolate Directions Remove stems from strawberries; cut a deep “X” in the tip of each berry. Gently spread berries open. … Continue reading

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Banana Delight

20 vanilla wafers, crushed 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 8 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1/3 cup butter, cubed Vanilla ice cream Directions In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In a large … Continue reading

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Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas

2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered 3 cups fresh or frozen peas 1 cup water 2 tablespoons chopped onion 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups 2% milk 1 cup half-and-half cream Directions Place potatoes in a large saucepan and … Continue reading

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Blue Lagoon Margaritas

4 lime slices 3 tablespoons coarse sugar 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda, chilled 1/2 cup tequila 1/3 cup frozen limeade concentrate, partially thawed 1/2 cup blue curacao 2 cups ice cubes Directions Using lime slices, moisten the rims of four margarita or cocktail glasses. Set aside lime … Continue reading

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Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted, divided 2 teaspoons peanut or canola oil, divided 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 1 small … Continue reading

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Strawberry Banana Delight

1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin 1 cup boiling water 6 ice cubes 2 medium ripe bananas, cut into chunks 4 tablespoons whipped topping 4 fresh strawberries Directions In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool for 10 minutes. Add … Continue reading

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Best-Ever Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 4 slices sourdough bread 2 slices Swiss cheese 2 slices cheddar cheese 2 slices sweet onion 1 medium tomato, sliced 6 cooked bacon strips 2 tablespoons butter, softened Directions Combine mayonnaise and mustard; spread over two … Continue reading

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Cheddar Bacon Penne

1 cup uncooked penne pasta 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon butter 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1 cup 2% milk 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled Directions Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided 1 egg 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup water 1/3 cup canola oil 1 tablespoon white vinegar FROSTING: 3-3/4 cups confectioners’ … Continue reading

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Stuffed Chicken Rolls

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (8 ounces each) 6 slices fully cooked ham 6 slices Swiss cheese 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup canola oil 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of … Continue reading

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Berry-Topped White Cupcakes

5 egg whites 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 cup sugar, divided 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/4 cups cake flour 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup milk ICING: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup butter, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice Assorted … Continue reading

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Chicken ‘n’ Hash Brown Bake

1 package (32 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 cups diced cooked chicken 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 2 cups chicken broth or stock 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of … Continue reading

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Broccoli-Chicken Cups

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1-1/3 cups crisp rice cereal 1 cup cubed cooked chicken 2 tubes (10 ounces each) refrigerated biscuits 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained Directions Place biscuits … Continue reading

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Creamy Pasta Primavera

2 cups uncooked gemelli or spiral pasta 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 3 medium carrots, cut into strips 2 teaspoons canola oil 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 … Continue reading

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Maple Pretzel Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each) 1 egg 1/2 cup maple syrup 1-1/2 cups crushed pretzels 1/4 cup canola oil Directions Flatten chicken breasts to 1/2-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and syrup. Place pretzels in a separate shallow … Continue reading

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Chicken Tetrazzini

12 ounces uncooked spaghetti 1 small onion, chopped 1 celery rib, chopped 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed 2 cups cubed cooked chicken 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained … Continue reading

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Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce 1 cup ranch salad dressing 3 cans (4-1/2 ounces each) chunk white chicken, drained and shredded 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese Thinly sliced green onions, optional Corn or tortilla chips Directions In a … Continue reading

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Garden Cobb Salad

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 8 to 10 romaine leaves 12 cups torn mixed salad greens 8 thick-sliced bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1 cup diced avocado 1 cup finely … Continue reading

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Dilled Chicken and Asparagus

1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules 1-1/2 cups water, divided 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed 1/8 teaspoon salt 9 fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, … Continue reading

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Asparagus Steak Oscar

1 envelope bearnaise sauce 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed 1/4 pound fresh crabmeat 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 beef tenderloin steaks (1 inch thick and 3 ounces each) 1/8 teaspoon paprika Directions Prepare bearnaise sauce according to package directions. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Chicken Club Casserole

4 cups uncooked spiral pasta 4 cups cubed cooked chicken 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon 1 cup 2% milk 1 cup mayonnaise 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 3 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped 2 cups (8 ounces) … Continue reading

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Orange Vinaigrette Spinach Salad

3 medium oranges 1/3 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 4 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Directions Finely grate peel of one … Continue reading

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